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Poster: Quasarider Date: Feb 11, 2013 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dave's picks

well said and I think they do get free consulting from all of us here Maybe they will release my 1995 Albany Dew recommendation:). I felt better about the road trips releases with the incentive to buy early and get the bonus disc instead of one bonus for the whole blind subscription(although we got alot of hints this time around). I don't know the cost of producing cds but why limit anything when there is money to still be made. Also why limit yourself to online sales instead of retail outlets like Best Buy,FYE etc.. Plus the limited edition bs just promotes the ebay profiteering thing. And whats up with the Daves Pick store I can't see alot of people forking over $46 for the polo or $8 a patch. Total waste of resources if you ask me, $10 T shirt maybe, $58 pullover doubt it. I do like the new packaging though its nice that it actually protects your investment unlike those eco friendly garbage ones.(with a $3 price increase). I have boycotted so far but if the Branford show comes out I will buy it. I did ask for the Daves Pick Subscription for Christmas but Santa didn't get me it She probably figured the 80 or so Dead/JG releases I have are enough and got me boots instead.




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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dave's picks

Best Buy etc wouldn't produce enough sales to be worth the shipping. But good point on that store. The sweaters and so on aren't limited edition. So they'll have more $46 Dave's Pick Polo Shirts made when those run out, but won't press more CDs? Is there some kind of CD worker shortage in Bangladesh factories?

Well, at least the $112 rhinestone "dazzle like a true Deadhead" shirt is limited edition.

http://www.dead.net/store/mothers-day/jeweled-bear-burnout-v-neck

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Poster: SpacedAgain Date: Feb 12, 2013 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dave's picks

They'd do better if they released better hits packages.

They have SO many good songs from studio and live ablums, but the CDs in the stores are turnoffs not turn-ons. There a lot of talk about the GD business model, but it doesn't serve them now.

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Poster: Quasarider Date: Feb 12, 2013 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dave's picks

My point on utilizing retail outlets is there is a greater market than just dead.net. Rhino is owned by Warner Music its not a small company like the old Grateful Dead Records. Rhino's product line is sent to retail stores all over and I imagine shipping would be minimal because it would be bulk, they would take a hit on selling wholesale vs retail though. They could offer a bonus disc on dead.net for people who order online early to keep these people happy.
Best Buy has over 1000 stores and that is just one chain. How many people even know about Daves Picks? Or even bother to shop at Dead.net. If you went to a Furthur show and asked people what Daves Picks is most of them would have no clue. I think this would give the slackers that are not that motivated to preorder anything a chance to get these not to mention Christmas, Birthday presents etc.. Plus all these chains you can order stuff online which would increase internet sales.
It seems like they are making these limited to cash in quickly I just doubt they use this marketing strategy with other artists. They know there is this core group of Deadheads that will keep buying and if you do a small run it will sell out. I am curious if Dave's Picks can be digitally released or if its just limited to cds? If they lose out on digital sales in the long run that is just stupidity. I still like to purchase cds and have something tangible to hold on to but I am probably a minority in that department. Oh And I just ordered my wife the Sweater she will Loovvveeee it for Valentines....